Audio Recordings Oh Mr. Brown

Format Audio Recordings
Contributors [Kennedy, Stetson]
Corse, Carita Doggett
Halpert, Herbert
Halpert, Hurston
Hurston, Zora Hurston
Hurston, Zora Neale
Kennedy, Stetson
Dates 1939
Location Florida
United States
Language English
Subjects ['Ethnography', 'Music', 'Bahamian Songs', 'Fire Dance Songs']
African Americans
Bahamian Americans
Bahamian Songs
Dance Music
Duval County
Federal Music Project Office
Field Recordings
Fire Dance Songs
Jacksonville, Florida
Vocals with Patting
Oh Mr. Brown
Contributor Names
Hurston, Zora Neale (performer)
Halpert, Herbert, 1911-2000 (collector)
Kennedy, Stetson (collector)
Corse, Carita Doggett, 1892- (speaker)
Created / Published
Jacksonville, Florida, 1939-06-18.
Subject Headings
-  African Americans
-  Dance music
-  Bahamian Americans -- Music
-  United States -- Florida -- Jacksonville -- place of recording
Field recordings
-  A Nassau song from the Bahamas, sung when jumping the fire dance. "The fire dance is some sort of African survival in the West Indies, and they beat the drums and sing these little songs."
-  Zora Neale Hurston, here interviewed by Dr. Carita Doggett Corse (state director of the Florida Federal Writers' Project), learned quite a few fire dance songs when collecting songs in the Bahamas for Columbia University. Originally of Eatonville, Florida
-  Performance Note: "Oh Mr. Brown" (vocals with patting) performed by Zora Neale Hurston at Federal Music Project Office, Jacksonville, Florida, on June 18, 1939.
sound recording
sound disc
1 sound disc (1 minute, 5 seconds) : analog ; 12 in.
AFC 1939/005: AFS 03144 B02 DLC-AFC American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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